Medical research

Inactive pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

The average medication contains a mix of eight "inactive" ingredients added to pills to make them taste better, last longer, and stabilize the active ingredients within. Some of those additives are now getting a closer look ...

Medical research

Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War—and ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer's symptoms

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer's patients.

Oncology & Cancer

HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer

Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. That is according to a large study by researchers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Breastfeeding hormones make mothers happier

Oxytocin is one of the most important hormones between a mother and her baby. Researchers at Kyoto University and Azabu University in Japan report in a new study that the levels of oxytocin correspond to a mother's sensitivity ...

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